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Missouri Arts Awards

Awards to Missouri Individuals and Organizations
for Lasting Contributions to Local Arts and Culture

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Missouri Arts Council

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08/28/17 Noon


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Awards to Missouri individuals and organizations who have made profound and lasting contributions to the cultural and artistic climate of the State. Awards will go to arts teachers, communities, leaders, creative artists, arts organizations, and philanthropists, including foundations and businesses.

More details on the categories are as follows:

Arts Education
Individual or organization that has made significant contributions to arts education either through enhancing the education curriculum within the school system or through creating educational opportunities in the arts outside the school setting

Arts Organization
Outstanding organization actively producing, presenting, or serving the arts

Creative Community
Community (municipality, village or town, business district, tax district, neighborhood association, etc.) that uses the arts to promote economic growth and/or attract tourism, businesses, or residents

Individual Artist
Outstanding artist creating traditional/folk art, electronic media, literary, visual, or performing arts

Leadership in the Arts
Individual who has significantly influenced the arts as a leader

Individual, organization, foundation, or business that has made a significant contribution to the arts as a philanthropist

The 2018 recipients will be honored at a ceremony on February 14, 2018 at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159649

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees must be current Missouri residents or a Missouri-based organization or community. Nominees in the Philanthropic category may be non-Missouri residents, but their philanthropy being honored must benefit a nonprofit Missouri arts organization.

Past Missouri Arts Awards recipients are not eligible to be nominated.

Pre-Application Information:

Tips for writing nominations:

Nominators may submit multiple nominations. In case of multiple categories for the same nominee, please submit a separate nomination form, narrative, and supplemental materials for each category. Ensure that the narrative and supplemental materials are tailored for each category.

Honorees are selected by an independent panel of distinguished representatives of Missouri’s arts community throughout the state. Selections are approved at the Missouri Arts Council board meeting in late October and announced in November.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Virginia Sanders, Missouri Arts Awards Coordinator

Missouri Arts Council
815 Olive Street, Suite 16
St. Louis, MO 63101-1503

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Missouri